Are conservatives really so blind to Gov. Sarah Palin’s true liabilities that they believe this is the reason she was mauled in the press? How appalling. Could it be, instead, that in her first interviews as the GOP’s vice presidential nominee, Palin revealed herself to be less knowledgeable about national and international affairs than your average congressional intern? And that by picking her, McCain essentially gave away the experience card in his contest with Obama? It may somehow be comforting to believe that Palin was victimized by the pro-abortion biases of the liberal media, but doing so only postpones the honest reckoning that Republicans need to have over what went wrong in 2008.